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Sprout Grows with ‘Earth to Luna’

24-hour preschool network Sprout has acquired its newest animated series Earth to Luna! from Brazilian toon house TV PinGuim. The science-based series will air exclusively in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ Channel POP Joins Freeview in U.K.

POP channel aimed at 4- to 9-year olds has launched on the U.K.’s Freeview — the first channel to be added to Freeview’s children’s portfolio in eight years. ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Makes Huge Debut on Disc

Disney’s Frozen proved it still has a lot of heat, selling 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD discs on its first day of release. That makes it one of the biggest home video sellers in ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Multiplies ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of new sales for its educational preschool cartoon Peg + Cat, which follows an inquisitive girl and her pet sidekick on imaginative ... Continue Reading →
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Dion Draws 2014 Poster for Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has unveiled the poster for its 2014 edition, featuring artwork from filmmaker, illustrator and producer Franck Dion. “I wanted ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Inks SVOD Deals in France, U.K.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana studio has signed deals for over 345 half-hours of content with subscription video-on-demand partners in Europe. In France, SVOD rights have been ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer Swoops In

If your Spidey-sense has been tingling, it’s probably because you picked up on the vibes emanating from Sony Pictures HQ as they prepared to release the new The Amazing Spider-Man ... Continue Reading →
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Iger Updates on Pixar Sequels, Star Wars, D23

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger teased the studio’s upcoming projects including Star Wars and planned Pixar sequels at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Portland, ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software

Autodesk unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D ... Continue Reading →